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Tuesday Briefing: Supreme x Timberland SS21, AJKO 1 "Chicago," UNDFTD x Nike Kobe 5 Protro "Hall of Fame" and more

News recap from May 5 to May 10

May is not only AAPI Heritage Month, but it's also Mental Health Awareness Month. With our minds taking a heavy beating this past year+ due to the global pandemic, it's important to make sure we give ourselves ample time daily to unwind and recharge. The National Alliance on Mental Health provides a multitude of services and suggestions to help ensure you are in your best mental state. Make sure you take care of you. Here's a news roundup from the last week.

Supreme x Timberland Spring/Summer 2021 release info

Fresh off last week's Nike Air Max 96 collaboration, Supreme is once again joining forces with fellow VF Corp. label Timberland for a capsule collection. This season's selection includes apparel and accessories in the form of headwear. Reflective anorak jackets and matching track pants are complemented with jeans and crewnecks. Caps and beanies round out the selection, which features four colorways for every item. You guys know the purchasing drill for Supreme - May 13 for the U.S. and Europe and May 15 for Japan.

Release Dates:
5/13/21 (Thursday) - NY, LA, SF, Paris, London, Milan, online
5/15/21 (Saturday) - Japan

Supreme opens Milan location

Last Thursday, May 6, Supreme opened the doors to its 13th worldwide location in Milan, Italy. The third store in Europe (London, Paris), it's situated at a corner location and features all the typical style cues from Supreme outposts. You can take a look at the photos of the store below and if you live close-by or visit post-COVID, head over to the address below.

Supreme Milan
Corso Garibaldi, 20
20121 Milan, MI, Italy

UNDEFEATED x Nike Kobe 5 Protro "Hall of Fame"

The Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 enshrinement ceremony will take place this week between May 12 - May 14 at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Connecticut. Inductees include Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and the late Kobe Bryant. To commemorate an event that will surely draw waterworks and another MJ meme, UNDEFEATED has crafted a beautiful "Hall of Fame" version of the Kobe 5 Protro as well as a "Gold Snake" basketball. Filled with detailing that would make Black Mamba proud, the sneakers were raffled earlier this week and set to release to selected participants tomorrow, May 12. Rest in paradise Kobe, it still feels surreal.

Release Date:
5/12/21 (Wednesday)

Aimé Leon Dore x Porsche 911SC announcement

Aimé Leon Dore announced yesterday that a 2021 Porsche collaboration is coming soon. Their 2020 collection was a major success and sold out instantly. The previous collaboration was focused around a restored 964, 911 Carrera 4. This time around, the 911SC (Super Carrera) has been teased. We look forward to what Teddy Santis and his creative team have in store for us this time around.


adidas 4DFWD release info

The latest adidas high tech runner is here. With 17 years of research, 4+ on the 4D midsole alongside Carbon, the Three Stripes knows a thing or two about what runners need. With a bowtie-shaped FWD CELL, the midsole is made of 39% bio-based material and meshes perfectly with the Primeknit upper of the sneaker. Retailing for $200, this will be a difficult pair to secure so be on time when the drop hits adidas app on May 15 at 11am EST.

Release Date: 5/15/21 (Saturday)

Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals HU NMD "Aqua" release info

Following a Premium Basics launch last month, Pharrell and adidas Originals return with some new footwear. The PW HU NMD arrives this weekend in a brand new "Aqua" colorway and the same message of unity as a human race. This time around, Pharrell has opted to embroider the word "ULUNTU" onto the upper, which in the South African dialect of Xhosa means "Humanity." This pair can be copped via adidas' CONFIRMED app on May 14 for $220.

Release Date: 5/14/21 (Friday)

AJKO 1 "Chicago" release info

After a 7 year hiatus from the retro calendar, the AJKO 1 "Chicago" will see a return. Donning the popular Bulls colorway gives the Air Jordan 1 sibling an instant lovability but the canvas and leather mixed upper as well as different shape will divide opinions. This is a model for the truly seasoned sneaker veterans and SNKRS app will be one place to grab them for $140 come May 12.

Release Date: 5/12/21 (Wednesday)

Air Jordan 1 "Shadow 2.0" release info

Constantly trying to satisfy the thirst of Air Jordan 1 fans, collectors and resellers alike, Jordan Brand has decided to take the "Shadow" colorway and remix it with a different pattern and lighter hue of grey. Instead of the OG layout of Medium Grey on the heel, Swoosh and toe box, the "2.0" opts for a Smoke Grey nubuck that covers the heel overlay panel, Swoosh and vamp while black leather sits underneath. SNKRS app will host these via draw on May 15 for $170. Good luck.

Release Date: 5/15/21 (Saturday)